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Ways to Meet the Hygiene Requirements of the Poultry House

Hygiene should always be given the first priority when one is dealing with meat or poultry or anything that people are going to consume. Poor hygiene practices usually lead to outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. Such conditions also negatively impact the overall economics by reducing sales, consumer confidence, damaged brand reputation, and sometimes legal actions. It is always better to give utmost importance to the sanitary conditions of the meat and poultry processing equipment for the sake of the health of consumers and employees. To take proper care, it is mandatory to fulfill the hygiene requirements of the meat and poultry processing equipment. Follow this article to discover the best techniques. Establish a Plan The best poultry houses are the ones with a proper set cleaning and disinfection program. It must be the key agenda of the slaughterhouses to take care of the hygiene of their consumers, employees, and everyone in the surrounding. The first goal should be to set a plan, subsequently fix the detailing dates and times of the regular cleaning of labor and equipment needed. All such things should be executed prior to depleting the poultry house. Control insects There are a number of equipment inside the slaughterhouse of chickens, and for their proper functioning, you must keep its area free of insects. First, to control the insects roaming around near the slaughtering equipment, wear suitable protective equipment and spray the farm’s interior with any insecticide as soon as the herd is removed, but make sure the house is still warm. This treatment must be perfected before fumigation.  Remove dust It must be the duty of the assigned poultry house personnel to remove all dust and cobwebs from the durable chicken slaughtering equipment as well as all the interior surfaces. Pre-spray After removing the spray, apply a detergent solution with the help of a spray bottle all over the equipment and broiler house interior. It is essential to moisten any leftover dust. Make sure you are still wearing the safety equipment and shut the curtains in case you are working on the open-sided poultry houses. Remove Equipment The next crucial thing to keep in mind is to take out all the equipment from the poultry and raise automatic drinkers and feeders. Remove And Dispose of Litter Dealing with poultry means dealing with lots of litter. Make sure to get rid of all such mess. This litter must be eradicated at a distance of (2 miles) and disposed of as per the government regulations. This step is extremely critical for the prevention of diseases.  Wash Wash each and every piece of slaughterhouse equipment now with a pressure washer with a foam solution. Keep applying the compatible detergent and disinfectant to be used and rinse it continuously with hot water. Similarly, wash the entire broiler houses with the same solution and techniques.  Clean Water and Feeding Systems After washing the entire broiler houses and equipment, you need to drain, clean, and sterilize the water system. Clear all the water pipes of the slaughtering house and equipment with high levels of chlorine and subsequently flush the water lines before the flock placement. Now is the time to disinfect the feeding equipment.  Fumigate After following all the aforementioned steps, the next thing is to fumigate the entire house, and this should be executed by trained personnel under the safety legislation and guidelines. Make sure to instantly fumigate each and everything after disinfection; surfaces of equipment should still be damp, and the house must be warmed. Next, ventilate the poultry house to eradicate the formalin levels. Detergents and Solutions for Disinfection The following are some perfect solutions that can fulfill the hygiene requirements of the poultry house.  Cresols The top effective solution is cresol which is obtained from petroleum distillation. They are usually applied to the soil or buildings in the absence of the flock. It is one of the most effective biocides.  Organic Phenols Organic phenols are usually recommended to be used in hatcheries for equipment sanitization. Quaternary Ammonium Compounds  QAT compounds are apt to decontaminate everything, including the equipment, housing, and hatcheries. Others Other important detergents include formalin and chlorine compounds. 

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Challenges Of Sanitizing Poultry Processing Equipment

The food industry requires a decent sanitization system to maintain the healthy life of people. In the pandemic era, the poultry sector within any country needs to check and balance the sanitization of their respective poultry processing equipment. For this, the role of food safety quality assurance experts is vital. They should manage things to handle common bacterial problems in the poultry farms. The poultry processing equipment dealers provide equipment that is used for raising, processing, and packaging poultry. Every piece of equipment should be fully sanitized to prevent any kind of contamination can be assured.   Some Significant Problems Identified In Recent Times:   1) On-Farm processing: This type of processing prepares products in a saleable condition; they add value to those products and prepare feed for livestock within the farm premises. In this process, the preparation of growing media for the greenhouse is done, burgeon manufacturing takes place, and the fertilizer of farm waste is also made. Some of the biggest problems this process faces are excessive heat during the summer season and the scorching weather, secondly the area where the equipment is kept faces vermin. Farms do not have access to clean water, which creates more difficulty for the farmers. Farmers cannot create a passage between clean and dirty areas, so hygiene is complicated to maintain. Patches of water are created, and puddles make it worse for the farms; and last but not least, maintaining proper temperatures during storage, transport, and handling is one of the biggest challenges using on-farm processing. The farmers are required to sanitize and follow all the protocols during the processing as well to ensure that poultry processing equipment and surfaces remain bacteria-free daily. Times foamers might help during transition zones so that cross-contamination might not take place. Trucks should be frequently washed so that no bacteria can be carried forward to the farm premises.   2) Managing Equipment Sanitation: There is a risk of contamination if the poultry is not processed on farms if the farmers use the conventional processing method. If there is any poultry equipment that is worn out, immediately replace it with proper sanitation equipment. The problem associated with this is that moving equipment in some specific areas is difficult to manage since there is no adequate infrastructure. Secondly, it isn't easy to spray each part of the farm to thoroughly sanitize it and have the facilities at the required time. It is ensuring that no contamination occurs during reassembling of equipment. Different ways to reduce these challenges are using chemicals with low toxicity and corroding properties; wherever the sanitizer is applied, you should use a sponge, and the farmers should wear proper clean clothes, including gloves.   3) Clean-In-Place Systems: Due to modernization, some poultry processes have enabled a clean-in-place system that combines heat, water, and chemicals to clean the equipment without disassembling it from any part. But the problems lie within this method, and those are choosing among which chemical to fight all the bacteria and scrap. Secondly, it prevents buildup in pipes and tubing; inspecting interior surfaces is a significant challenge.   Digital In The Poultry Industry! The rise in poultry farming has taken the world to a new level. Currently, the consumption of chicken has exceeded pork in Asia. Meanwhile, the consumption of eggs has also shown a sharp increase because eggs are comparatively cheap and are very easy to cook. There are no such cultures and religious barriers, which is why this industry will continue to flourish in the near future. Poultry farming must respond in the next 30 years as the world’s population is at its peak.   Robot Doing The Filthy Work: Using robots is practically possible as they crawl on the farm floor, clean all the chickens' dirt, sanitize, collect eggs, and check the birds. This task is very monotonous for a human as it is done manually, but robots may not find this boring. They can be quick, and there is no chance of bacteria being transferred inside the farm. Robots also discourage chickens from laying eggs on the floor and keep them moving.   Using Sensors: This is the most accessible technology to implement since it carries a meager cost with it. These sensors can be used to measure ammonia which is a common problem in many poultry farms. It can also be used to control and regulate the temperature within the farm. Some sensors are designed to maintain the level of carbon dioxide, which might affect the breeders.   Artificial Intelligence: Nowadays, there is a high-tech automated processing system in which there is a procedure of chicken deboning in which the size and shape of each chicken are measured. It identifies the difference in density and structure of meat versus bone, making the most accurate cut possible. There are many other digital ways in which the challenges of poultry processing equipment could meet. In every developing country, it should be met because the world poultry production will increase by 120% by 2050.

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